Draft Notes: Tyrell Terry, Isaiah Joe, LaMelo, Hayes

Stanford point guard Tyrell Terry has worked out for the Nets and Grizzlies, in addition to conducting Zoom meetings with Brooklyn and the Knicks, per Brian Lewis of the New York Post (Twitter link). Lewis notes that Terry has not worked out in person for any other clubs as of earlier today. Brooklyn has the No. 19 and No. 55 picks in tomorrow’s draft, while Memphis owns the No. 40 pick.

There’s more in the the lead up to the big day tomorrow:

  • According to Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report (Twitter link), there is buzz that the Sixers may have promised to draft 6’5″ Arkansas guard Isaiah Joe with either the No. 21 or No. 34 pick tomorrow.
  • Ahead of tomorrow’s draft, Joe Vardon of The Athletic reflects back on LaMelo Ball‘s 2018/19 tenure with SPIRE Academy in Geneva, Ohio before heading overseas before his NBA eligibility. “It was great for a time and it was helpful to our brand and it was good for the program and it was interesting, but I don’t think that’s something we want,” SPIRE chief operating officer Jeff Orloff said.
  • 6’4″ Ratiopharm Ulm combo guard Killian Hayes reflected on his international career prior to this season’s NBA draft with Sean Deveney of Forbes.com. “It wasn’t easy at all,” Hayes said. “The physical part was very tough for me.”
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14 thoughts on “Draft Notes: Tyrell Terry, Isaiah Joe, LaMelo, Hayes

  1. Sillivan

    My own opinions this draft

    Tier 1
    2 players

    Tier 2
    3 players

    Tier 3
    9 players

    I stop here

    • Sillivan

      I feel that Warriors will buy a 20th – 30th first round pick then trade it to Rockets for Tucker

      TPE and A first for Tucker

      • bravesfan88

        Man, Tucker would look great in a Warriors uniform, and he’d be an excellent fit for them.

        Unfortunately, his trade would most likely signal a 100% chance that Harden would be gone next..

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        More likely, the Rockets buy a 20th-30th pick and not trade Tucker.

      • sportznut1000

        One of the warriors beat writers mentioned this on KNBR but now that kelly oubre is on the thunder, the warriors might try and use their 18 million trade exception to get oubre off the thunder. They will take his salary off their hands so probably only have to give up a 2nd rounder. Maybe their first in a future year

        • hiflew

          The only problem with using the exception for Oubre is that it would cost the Warriors somewhere around $65 million to acquire Oubre with the TPE after taxes and everything. Oubre is a nice player, but I don’t think he is worth anywhere close to that. Now if they find some place to send Wiggins before without taking back much if any salary, they wouldn’t be paying nearly as much to get Oubre. Perhaps something like this

          Warriors get
          Tony Snell
          pick #7 (Okongwu?)

          Pistons get
          Andrew Wiggins
          pick #2 (LaMelo?)

          It would get GS out of the tax and give them Snell who they could flip with a pick for Oubre. They wouldn’t need to use the exception that way. In effect, it would be trading Wiggins for Oubre straight up with a small trade down.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Tucker wants a new contract. Stories are more players not happy with Tillman politics. I think Houston got issues. They would be smart to clean house. And just tank for a deep draft next yr.

    Even in HS they want to forget Ball .

  3. phillyballers

    Why the bleep would you ‘promise’ to pick these kids? Then tell everyone in the world you did it? No one ever keeps a secret, it always leaks. Unless you’re trying to get someone to move up to keep a guy for you as a smoke screen it’s just dumb.

    • I give no fox

      Yea, if this is true then the Sixers could get burned two years in a row because of leaks.

    • hiflew

      No one said the Sixers did. It’s very possible, even probable that the leak comes from the player. It makes far more sense for the player’s agent to leak the info in order to get any interested teams thinking they might have to get up past 21 to get him.

      Besides it makes no sense to promise to pick someone with 21 OR 34. If he is there at 21, you wouldn’t need to promise him 34. If he isn’t there at 21, you couldn’t pick him at 34 anyway. This just has the feel of being an agent’s attempt at getting a buzz for his client.

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